Simplified representation of atmospheric aerosol size distributions using absolute principal component analysis

@inproceedings{Chan2006SimplifiedRO,
  title={Simplified representation of atmospheric aerosol size distributions using absolute principal component analysis},
  author={Tak W Chan and Michael Mozurkewich},
  year={2006}
}
Principal component analysis provides a fast and robust method to reduce the data dimensionality of an aerosol size distribution data set. Here we describe a methodology for applying principal component analysis to aerosol size distribution measurements. We illustrate the method by applying it to data obtained during five field studies. Most variations in the sub-micrometer aerosol size distribution over periods of weeks can be described using 5 components. Using 6 to 8 components preserves… CONTINUE READING